December 2017 • Décembre 2017

Can J Surg 2017;60(6)

Editorial • Éditorial

Dr. Louis Kristal at 100: witness to the evolution of surgery in Canada
V. McAlister

Le Dr Louis Kristal à 100 ans : témoin de l’évolution de la chirurgie au Canada
V. McAlister

Commentary • Commentaire

Is current preoperative frailty assessment adequate?
G. Eamer, J.A. Gibson, C. Gillis, A.T. Hsu, M. Krawczyk, E. MacDonald, R. Whitlock, R.G. Khadaroo

Training Canadian surgeons in oncoplastic breast surgery: Where do we stand?
E. Khayat, M. Brackstone, J. Maxwell, R. Hanrahan, J. Richardson, M. Kapala, A. Arnaout

History of surgery: First World War
Histoire de la chirurgie : Première Guerre Mondiale

The 1917 Halifax Explosion: the first coordinated local civilian medical response to disaster in Canada
C.N. McAlister, A.E. Marble, T.J. Murray

Research • Recherche

Experience with the SynCardia total artificial heart in a Canadian centre
A. Nguyen, M. Pellerin, L.P. Perrault, M. White, A. Ducharme, N. Racine, M. Carrier

Canadian benchmarks for acute injury care
L. Moore, D. Evans, N.L. Yanchar, J. Thakore, H.T. Stelfox, M. Hameed, R. Simons, J. Kortbeek, J. Clément, F. Lauzier, A.F. Turgeon

Antibiotic use among older adults on an acute care general surgery service
A.S. Pollmann, J.G. Bailey, P.J.B. Davis, P.M. Johnson

Tattooing or not? A review of current practice and outcomes for laparoscopic colonic resection following endoscopy at a tertiary care centre
F. Letarte, M. Webb, M. Raval, A. Karimuddin, C.J. Brown, P.T. Phang

Comparison of retroperitoneal liposarcoma extending into the inguinal canal and inguinoscrotal liposarcoma
J. Rhu, C.W. Cho, K.W. Lee, H. Park, J.B. Park, Y.–L. Choi, S.J. Kim

Optimizing associated liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy outcomes: Surgical experience or appropriate patient selection?
I. Al Hasan, M.E. Tun-Abraham, K.N. Wanis, C. Garcia-Ochoa, M.A. Levstik, B. Al-Judaibi, R. Hernandez-Alejandro

Transanal minimally invasive surgery for benign large rectal polyps and early malignant rectal cancers: experience and outcomes from the first Canadian centre to adopt the technique
A. Caycedo-Marulanda, H.Y. Jiang, E.L. Kohtakangas

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurghie

The importance of cognitive map placement in bile duct injuries
F. Sutherland, E. Dixon

Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to assess a noninferiority trial
A. Thoma, F. Farrokhyar, D. Waltho, L.H. Braga, S. Sprague, C.H. Goldsmith

Online letters • Lettres en ligne

Response to: Attitudes and factors contributing to attrition in Canadian surgical specialty residency programs
J.B. Lichtenstein

Author response
S.T. Adams, D.N. Ginther, E.D. Neuls, P. Hayes

Evaluation of the influence of student-led surgery interest groups: a pan-Canadian survey
J.S.A. Song, C. McGuire, M. Morzyci, M. Vaculik, M. Plourde